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How to Make Snow Cream

Have you ever made snow cream? You might call it snow ice cream. No matter what you call it, it’s super easy to make, and it’s really yummy!

how to make snow cream

Rate the activity: Easy

Supplies needed:



1. Gather 2 cups clean snow. Make sure it is not the first snow of the season and that it has not been stepped upon by humans or animals.

2. Mix 1 cup milk, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla in a bowl.


3. Pour the milk mixture over the snow. Stir and serve.



4. Enjoy!

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Have you ever made snow cream? If so, please share your recipe (and any variations) with us in the comments! If you haven’t ever tried it, give it a try, take some pictures, and share them with us! 

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About the author


Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.


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  • This sounds so yummy!
    My question, for those of us who are not around snow…why can it not be the first snow of the season? Does that mean you wait for a second layer of snow or that after the first melts the second snow is ok. Thank you in advance for answering those questions. We only get snow about once a decade…so I really just do not know. Just very curious. 🙂